About Julie

Julie's creative practice spans textiles, painting, assemblages, photography and digital art. She was also a successful independent animator, who has also researched, written and designed for film.


Julie delivered courses in visual art, graphic design and screen departments of TAFE. She holds a Masters degree in Fine Arts. 


The myriad forms and relationships within nature and the immanent creative force being expressed through those forms inspires her. She believes in art for art's sake as well as art, design and media as a vital force for good in the world.


E x h i b i t i o n s


Group shows:  

2021  Lost and Found, Ambush Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney  

2020  Between Worlds, The Shop Gallery, Glebe Sydney

2019  Shoalhaven International Women's Day Exhibition, Awarded First Prize. 

2018  Bird, See Change Festival, Jervis Bay

2017  Now, Shoalhaven City Art Gallery

2016  Femflix,  SCA Galleries, The University of Sydney 

1983  Comicstripping, George Patton Gallery, University of Melbourne

1982  Cast Off - Stephen Mori Gallery, Sydney

1979  Craft Council Gallery

Solo Shows

2015   Headland/Heartland, Historic Site Specific House, Sydney

2012   Open Textures, COFA Space, Sydney

1996   Dancing the Dualities, Historic Site Specific House, Sydney

1995   The Girls, Surry Hills Historic House, Sydney 

1995   Paraphernalia, Black Wattle Studios, Sydney


2018  Bird, a mixed media group exhibition with accompanying events, See Change Festival, Jervis Bay 

F e s t i v a l s

2018  Art Zone, River Festival, Nowra

2017  Planet Nowra, a Bundanon Outreach Production.

2016  Art Zone, River Festival, Nowra

2017  Art Zone, River Festival, Nowra

S c r e e n i n g s

1987   Double X - Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne, Intercom, Chicago and Montreal Film Festivals 

1993   Because It Feels Good  - Sydney and Melbourne International Film Festivals

F i l m  A w a r d s

1987  DOUBLE X, 13 min 35 mm animation. Produced by Film Australia 

           Julie's roles: Research, Design, Storyboarding, Direction, Animation

           Awards: Silver Hugo, Documentary Category of the Intercom Industrial Festival, Chicago,

1988  Greater Union Award, Fiction category of the Sydney Film Festival.

1989  HORRIBLE MAN, Short film. AFTRS   Julie's roles: Production Design & Costume Design. 

           Award: Best Film, Berlin Student Film Festival.

C o l l e c t i o n s

Double X, Animation, National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra ACT

Art in private collections - Blue Mountains, Shoalhaven, Kangaroo Valley and Sydney locations

P r e s e n t a t i o n s

2011  Arts and Health Symposium Otago Polytechnic Dunedin

2009  Creative Margins, Curtin University 

2009  Arts Health Conference Newcastle 

1993  Multi Media Conference at Australian Film & TV School

1989  The Illusion Of Life Conference, Sydney

F i l m  G r a n t s and C o m m i s s i o n s

OPAL, drama feature.

1991,1992, 2004 Script development for three drafts, Australian Film Commission

Julie's roles: Writer, Director, Researcher. 

KISSING THE BEAST, 60 mn documentary.

1992 Script development investment, NSW Film & TV Office.

Julie's roles: Concept, Research, Writer, Director  

THE TWELVE KEYS OF BASIL VALENTINE, 40 min hybrid experimental drama with animation

1992  Grant from the Australian Film Commission to perform pre production tests

Julie's roles: Concept, Writer, Director, Designer. 

BECAUSE IT FEELS GOOD, 3 min animation.

1993  Commissioned for the ABC TV Children’s series Lift Off. 

Julie's roles: Designer, Director, Animator 

SIGH OF THE SERPENT- Feature drama.

1989 Script investment from the Australian Film Commission

Julie's role: Writer

SIGNS OUT OF TIME, Feature documentary, Canadian/American co-production 

2003  Julie's roles: Commissioned animator & Illustrator.

DOUBLE X, 13 min 35 mm animation. Produced by Film Australia 

1986 Julie's roles : Concept, Researcher, Writer, Designer, Director, Animator

Q u a l i f i c a t i o n s

University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, Masters of Fine Arts with High Distinction 2012

Australian Film & Television School, Production Design Certificate,1988